Posts Tagged ‘illness’

Struggles with getting sick

Hello everyone-

I neglected to update my blog due to my catching a nasty cough/congestion type illness.

Feeling incredibly run-down, I was also experiencing unpredictable blood sugar levels, regardless of eating my super healthy meals.  When your body is harboring an infection, the liver’s storage of glucose secretes the glycogen to give your body extra energy to fight the sickness….well, since our pancreas isn’t tag teaming with the liver, our blood sugars soar.  Any predictable regime you may have is completely thrown off.

It can get pretty depressing, especially after having such balanced levels for four months.  I think my immune system was compromised after my trip, and considering I was around a lot of sick people (including my daughter), I naturally caught the promiscuous bug.

I am finally at the tail-end of recovery and feeling much better.  My levels aren’t where I’d like them to be, but they have greatly improved from where they were a week ago.   The reality of diabetes is that no matter how healthy you eat, sometimes there will be factors that are incredibly difficult to manage.

So, I just test often, and remind myself that I’m doing the best I can.